Orlando Public Library Expansion

Orlando FL

Year Built:1985

In 1981, Schweizer and Associates was awarded the design contract for the expansion of the main library building. A major challenge given to architect Duane Stark and his team was to design an expansion that would blend seamlessly with the original 1966 Johansen design.

The measure of Stark's success is quite apparent in the exterior of the building. The color and texture of the new exterior walls were matched to the rough hewn cedar pattern of the original poured-concrete walls.